70ies Ranchero wheels question

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by GRUMANIA, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. handy_andy_cv64

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    Hey, whatever's clever, you know. I just had to do this exact work to my niece's Honda Fit, because the wheels were stuck on, and I needed my big prybar to pop them off so I could rotate the bastards.
     
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    Stupid dissimilar metals. You should see all the barrier devices between aluminum fenders, hoods, doors, etc. and the steel parts they attach too. You should see what happens when some body shop forgets to install them during a repair.
     
  3. handy_andy_cv64

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    Yes, I have. If I had had time and a bottle of anti-seize, I would've dolled up the wheels, discs and drums right where they attach to the hub. There's a reason Japanese manufacturer's put threaded holes for forcing screws on the drums and discs.
     
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    What's the reason?
     
  5. handy_andy_cv64

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    To force rusted drums and discs off the hubs.
     
  6. TestDummy

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    Try talking nice to them.
     
  7. colnago

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    Do I need to bring them chocolates and flowers, too? ;)

    Joseph
     
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  8. handy_andy_cv64

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    Yeah, right. The only thing they understand is the Prybar of Justice. Funny, wheels not locked to the hubs by corrosion are like dogs wanting an immediate belly rub, soon as they're at your feet, in comparison. They just fall off and hang on the topmost stud (except Eurotrash cars, a tire falling all the way off is like a Terrier ankle-biting you).
     
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  9. GRUMANIA

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    Just a short feedback on my wheels.I`m super happy with these and they even look cooler than the weld wheels. They even seem to strech the car.
    Thank you for your Help !
    Ilja turbine wheels.jpg
     
  10. Hillbilly

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    Looks great ! Instead of using T-Bird center caps, you might consider those from a 77-78-or 79 Cougar. They have a nice reflective red center instead of the T-Bird logo. Maybe Andrewok can post a photo of what they look like.
     
  11. handy_andy_cv64

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    See, that's what I want for Babe, for that retro look. And to think, I had a set (minus center caps) on my '74 when I sold it....
     
  12. GRUMANIA

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    turbine wheel.png I was thinking on something like this as it would fit my company background
     
  13. handy_andy_cv64

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    Buy four billets large enough for machining into wheels and pay one of your machinists to turn out four wheels with that very center, so that the blades force air in to cool your brakes. It means two in one direction, the other two in the opposite direction, though.
     
  14. Dan the ranchero man

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    Put a little anti seize on the hubs and you will be good to go. Yes I do like the look of those on your ride.
     

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